Bernath, Beatrice

Beatrice L. Bernath, 82, of Morenci, Mich., died May 13, 2014, at Provincial House in Adrian, Mich.

She was born Nov. 24, 1931, in Fulton County, Ohio, to the late Paul Vincent and Elsie (Thompson) Borck. She married Gerald E. Bernath on April 15, 1950, and he preceded her in death May 17, 2001.

Bea, a homemaker, lived her early life in the Swanton, Delta and Winameg areas before settling in Morenci in 1964. She was an active member of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Fayette, Ohio, where she volunteered countless hours of her time, and belonged to the Altar Rosary Society. Bea and Gerald also belonged to the Aetna Grange in Winameg for several years. She enjoyed doing puzzles, collecting dolls, quilting, tending to flowers and going shopping.

Bea is survived by two sons, Ronald and Kenneth Bernath, both of Morenci; a daughter, Barbara Blumenauer of Adrian; two brothers, Paul (and Margaret) Borck of Hudson, Mich., and Tom (and Cheryl) Borck of Cement City, Mich.; two sisters, Alice Taylor and Mary (and Robert) Tanner, all of Hudson; and three grandchildren, Jacob, Isaac and Gabrielle.
In addition to her parents and husband, Bea was preceded in death by four siblings, William Borck, John “Joseph” Borck, Ilena Miller and Annabelle McCarty.

A memorial Mass is planned at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 17, at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Fayette, with Father Stephen Stanbery as celebrant. Interment will take place at a later date in Pleasant View Union Cemetery in Fayette.

Arrangements were made by Eagle Funeral Home-Barrett Chapel in Fayette.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church